October is Pumpkin Patch Month and every year I help my friends at Bettencourt Family Farms welcome children who come to pick out a special pumpkin for a class project. And, every year I treat myself to a new pumpkin-themed book. I’m happy to share my new seasonal favorite on Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday link up.
PICK A PUMPKIN
By Patricia Toht (author) and Jarvis (illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2019
Fiction picture book for pumpkin lovers of all ages
Themes – Pumpkins, Holidays, Fall
Pick a pumpkin
from the patch-
tall and lean
or short and fat.
or speckled green
might be just right.
This book is written in child-friendly perfect rhyme (which is not an easy thing to do) and shows the pumpkin adventures of a happy family as they choose, clean, and creatively carve pumpkins.
The lush layered illustrations have a vintage look showing a diverse group of children enjoying all aspects of the Halloween season.
This is such a fun book to read out loud to a group of children – especially at a pumpkin patch.
I love spending the day at the pumpkin patch!
Here they come!
After learning about the life cycle of pumpkins and the various varieties, the search is on!
The children chose interesting pumpkins (and one boy picked a turban squash)
Isn’t this a perfect spot to read?
Snack time! These are peeled clementines with celery stems. Don’t they look like little pumpkins?
Time to play –
Broom Relay Race
and a scavenger hunt (feel free to copy and paste this for your own use)
Thanks for stopping by. Comment if you’d like – I’d love to hear about your favorite pumpkin books.